Life Chiropractic College West on Medicine in Chiropractic

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Dr. Brian Kelly, president of Life Chiropractic College West, states, “Life Chiropractic College West opposes in the strongest possible terms the inclusion of medicine and, or surgery in the chiropractic profession.”

Dr. Kelly adds, “The practices proposed in the legislature in New Mexico are dangerous to the public as well as to the identity of the chiropractic profession. There is no mechanism to adequately train chiropractors in this area and give them the clinical experience to responsibly utilize the broad range of drugs available to a primary care physician. Furthermore, there are no national credentialing standards that apply to this area of clinical activity by chiropractors. In and of itself these deficiencies pose a threat to the public of New Mexico.”

Life Chiropractic College West
Life Chiropractic College West

Chiropractic training, while broad in its primary contact training, does not have a focus on these practices as they are reserved for the art and practice of other professional disciplines. “This is a misguided attempt to enter the practice of medicine” Kelly concluded.

Life Chiropractic College-West is committed to the highest professional standards of teaching in the philosophy, art, and science of chiropractic, preparing doctors of chiropractic for 21st health care.

Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Currently over 400 students from across the United States and abroad are enrolled, and over 4,000 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,500 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. The college and Health Center maintain a Web site at @ 9:22 pm | Article ID: 1300335762